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									Anthropology Southern Africa Annual Conference 2008 Anthropology in Southern Africa, and beyond: Connections & Transformations 31 August – 3 September 2008 Bellville, South Africa

Conference Programme (provisional)

Sunday, 31 August 2008 TIME 14:00 14:30 – 16:00 15:30 16:00 16:00 17:30 17:30 – 18:00 18:00 EVENT AsnA Council meeting Registration Tea/Coffee Plenary 1: Keynote address James G. Ferguson, Stanford University Welcome & Official Opening Professor Brian O’Connell, UWC Rector and Vice-Chancellor Reception VENUE Social Sciences Building, R. 1.420 Library Auditorium Foyer Library Auditorium Foyer Library Auditorium Library Auditorium

Library Auditorium Foyer

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8:309:00 9:0010:45

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A1: (Im)proper objects and discourses of South African anthropology: Engaging citizenship, difference, regulation Chair: Bernard Dubbeld (Stellenbosch)

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B1: Shifting Boundaries Between „Rural‟ and „Urban‟: Implications for Anthropologies of livelihood and HIV/AIDS in Southern African Contexts Chair: Lauren Classen ( Toronto)

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C1: Knowledge Diversity and Power: Towards an Anthropology of Knowledge in Contemporary Southern Africa Chair: Lesley Green (UCT)

AnthroLab
D1: Challenges of morality and justice Chair: Francois de Villiers (UWC)

DL-Block Foyer
Tea/Coffee

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Tea/Coffee A1: (Im)proper objects and discourses: (cont.) Chair: Bernard Dubbeld (Stellenbosch) B2: Contemporary Anthropologies of Health Chair: James Lees (UWC) C1: Knowledge Diversity and Power: Towards an Anthropology of Knowledge in Contemporary Southern Africa (cont.) Chair: Lesley Green (UCT) D2: Contesting Culture: the meanings of heritage Chair: Gert Maree (UNISA) Lunch Exhibition opening: The Life, Work and Legacy of Monica Hunter Wilson (1908-1982) Andrew Bank (UWC) A2: Contesting Afrikaans Identities Chair: Steven Robins B3: Roundtable discussion: Archie Mafeje and South African Anthropology Chair: Elaine Salo (UCT) C2: Work, homes and livelihoods Chair: Marion Heap (UCT & UWC) D3: Contesting Culture: the meanings of performance Chair: Robert

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Thornton (Wits) Tea/Coffee ASnA Student Meeting

ASnA General Meeting

Tuesday, 2 September 2008 Time
8:309:00 9:0010:45

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A3: Present tense, between Anthropology and History Chair: Premesh Lalu (UWC)

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B4: Advocacy, identity politics and the San of southern Africa Chair: Andrew Spiegel (UCT)

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C3: Urbanities and mobilities Chair: Fiona Ross (UCT)

AnthroLab
D4: Environment & Conservation Chair:Anthony Humphreys (UWC)

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Tea/Coffee

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Tea/Coffee A3: Present tense, between Anthropology and History (cont.) Chair: Premesh Lalu (UWC) B5: The State, local politics and the everyday in contemporary Zimbabwe Chair: Victor Muzwidziwa (Zimbabwe) C3: Urbanities and mobilities (cont.) Chair: Fiona Ross (UCT) D5: Anthropology, Teaching and the Academy Chair:Michael de Jongh (UNISA) Lunch A4 : Negotiating the Aftermath: violence, memories and reparations Chair: Christopher Colvin (Stellenbosch) B6: Anthropologies and development Chair: Fanie Jansen van Rensburg (Pretoria) C4: Transnational migration, internal mobilities, and the politics of belonging Chair: Owen Sichone (Pretoria). D6: Children, youth & violence Chair: Stephne Herselman (UNISA) Tea/Coffee Plenary 2: Roundtable in memory of Monica Hunter Wilson (1908-1982): South African women anthropologists & ethnography

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Chair: David Brokensha (UCT) 19:00 Conference Dinner (Aunty Val‟s Diner)

Wednesday, 3 September 2008 Time
8:30-9:00 9:0010:45 10:4511:15 11:1513:00 13:0013:15 13:15

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Tea/Coffee

A5: (Re)Thinking Post-colonial Anthropologies: A panel discussion on anthropologies of freedom Chair: Fiona Ross (UCT)

B7: Anthropologies of gender and youth Chair: Diana Gibson (UWC)

C5: Volunteerism in Southern Africa Chair: Emile Boonzaier (UWC) Tea/Coffee

A5: (Re)Thinking Post-colonial Anthropologies: A panel discussion on anthropologies of freedom (cont.) Chair: Fiona Ross (UCT) Conference closing

B7: Anthropologies of gender and youth (cont.) Chair: Diana Gibson (UWC)

C5: Volunteerism in Southern Africa (cont.) Chair: Emile Boonzaier(UWC)

Lunch

Pleanry 2 and Panel sessions: Speakers and papers Plenary 2: Roundtable in memory of Monica Hunter Wilson (1908-1982): South African women anthropologists & ethnography Chair: David Brokensha (University of Cape Town) Participants: Jean Comaroff (University of Chicago) Pamela Reynolds (Johns Hopkins University) Elaine Salo (University of Cape Town) Fiona Ross (University of Cape Town)

A1: (Im)proper objects and discourses of South African anthropology: Engaging citizenship, difference, regulation Organiser & Chair: Bernard Dubbeld (Stellenbosch University) Steven Robins (Stellenbosch University): Making policy sense of violence against foreigners in Cape Town, May 2008 Betsey Brada (University of Chicago): A State of exception: Difference, medicine, and locating the „proper object‟ in Botswana Tsitsi Masvawure (University of Pretoria): The Business of Survival: Pimping and “Transactional Sex” at the University of Zimbabwe Oliver Human (Stellenbosch University): Protocols and Practice

James Williams (Johns Hopkins University): Displaced persons, displaced words: “Barbaric acts of violence”, “Ungrateful refugees”, and other unfortunate speech acts in Cape Town, May 2008 Heike Becker (University of the Western Cape): “We all belong to different cultures – We all speak Mxit”: The politics of culture and identity among university students in contemporary South Africa Bernard Dubbeld (Stellenbosch University & University of Chicago): Troubled by Differences: Race, sameness, and the standpoint of critique in South African Anthropology Kelly Gillespie (University of the Witwatersrand): Thoughts on an anthropological canon for an African South Discussant: Suren Pillay (Human Sciences Research Council)

A2: Contesting Afrikaans Identities Chair: Steven Robins (Stellenbosch University) Esther van Heerden (Stellenbosch University): Liminality, transformation and communitas: Afrikaans identities as viewed through the lens of South African arts festivals: 1995 – 2006 Kees van der Waal & Steven Robins (Stellenbosch University): The De La Rey Revival and the Post-Apartheid Culture Industry Ingrid Marais (University of Johannesburg): From racist educational structures to racist teachers: Ethnographic studies of two former Afrikaans primary schools in Johannesburg Sunet Jordaan (University of Zululand): „n Boom gooi altyd „n skaduwee: Afrikaans idioms, phrases and sayings as an expression of culture and identity in trees and wood

A3: Present tense, between Anthropology and History Organisers: Jung Ran Forte & Paolo Israel (University of the Western Cape) Chair: Premesh Lalu (University of the Western Cape) Jung Ran Forte (University of the Western Cape): „To Have A Taste for Commerce‟: Foreign Spirits, Travelling Ancestors and the Memory of the Atlantic Slave Trade Anette Hoffmann (University of the Western Cape): A Ghostly Archive and Its Commentary on Colonialism Paolo Israel (University of the Western Cape): „When We Became Like Soldiers‟. Locating fractures of nationalism in Makonde popular song genres Zuleiga Adams (University of the Western Cape): Demetrios Tsafendas: A savage Assassin Becomes a Noble Madman Natalie Jade Gibson (University of the Western Cape):: Stepping Out of Time: Interruptions and Discontinuities in the Present Tense of „Cape Jazzing‟ and Salsa Dance in South Africa Discussant: Premesh Lalu (University of the Western Cape)

A4: Roundtable discussion: Archie Mafeje and South African Anthropology The promise of Social Anthropology for African Social Science. Roundtable in honour of Archie Mafeje This informal round table discussion has been set up to review the contribution that Archie Mafeje has made to African Social Sciences often using the lens of critical Anthropology to do so. The presenters here will examine Mafeje‟s role in shaping debates about the representation of African societies in the social sciences; the relevance of African scholarship and the recuperation of social diversities of pre-colonial African institutions.

Organiser & Chair: Elaine Salo (University of Cape Town) Participants: Lungisile Ntsebeza (University of Cape Town) Francis Wilson, (University of Cape Town) Fred Hendricks (Rhodes University) Owen Sichone, (University of Pretoria) Elaine Salo (University of Cape Town) Suren Pillay (Human Sciences Research Council)

A5: (Re)Thinking Post-colonial Anthropologies: A panel discussion on anthropologies of freedom Organiser & Chair: Fiona Ross (University of Cape Town) Pierre du Plessis (University of Cape Town): Anthropology, Complicity, and the Future of Anthropology: Theories of Black Consciousness as a Tool for Reflecting on the Discipline Maude Martin (University of Cape Town): An Anthropology of Commonality: Perspectives through Appiah‟s partial cosmopolitanism Stephen Pentz (University of Cape Town): The Embodiment of History – the possibilities of Decolonising the Mind Oliver Schultz (University of Cape Town): Paulin Houtondji‟s „Styles of Inquiry‟ as a Argument for Anthropology in Post-Colonial Africa

Cassie Clarke (University of Cape Town): In Dialogue with Geertz and Freire: Towards an action-oriented Anthropology Discussant: Daniel Yon (University of Toronto) B1: Shifting Boundaries Between ‘Rural’ and ‘Urban’: Implications for Anthropologies of livelihood and HIV/AIDS in Southern African Contexts Organiser & Chair: Lauren Classen (University of Toronto) Mike Callaghan (University of Toronto): Beyond the Rural-Urban Divide I: AIDS Research and Activism in a Changing Southern Africa Lauren Classen (University of Toronto): Beyond the Rural-Urban Divide II: Youth, Globalization and Rural Livelihood Systems in Northern Malawi Laura Sikstrom (University of Toronto): Beyond the Rural-Urban Divide III: Tobacco, tenant farmers and the therapy management group

B2: Contemporary Anthropologies of Health Chair: James Lees (University of the Western Cape) Tshepo Mahuma (University of Johannesburg): Laxatives used by women in Kanana Village, Rustenburg Taahirah Chothia (University of Johannesburg): HIV/AIDS and water: Bathing rituals in Alexandra, Johannesburg Mthobeli Guma (University of the Western Cape): The notion of “Indian Tablets” in Zulu medicine: A historical analysis of symbolic and complementary medicines among Hindu and Nguni people of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa

Masilo Lamla (Walter Sisulu University of Technology): Search for medical/health therapy in some rural village communities of the O.R. Tambo District, Eastern Cape

B3: Negotiating the Aftermath: violence, memories and reparations Chair: Christopher Colvin (Stellenbosch University) Rita Kesselring (University of Basel): The Formation of Subjectivities: The South African Social Movement for Reparations and its Legal Interventions Celso Inguane (University of the Witwatersrand): Transnational dynamics of national memory involving Mozambique and South Africa: the case of Mandhlakazi District, Southern Mozambique Reinhart Kössler (Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, Freiburg): Is it Ritual? Perspectives on communal memory events in southern and central Namibia Treasa Galvin (University of Botswana): How will you heal my wounds? – the aftermath of rape as a weapon of war

B4: Advocacy, identity politics and the San of southern Africa Chair: Andrew Spiegel (University of Cape Town) William Ellis (University of the Western Cape): Cross referencing white noise in the southern Kalahari: Inter-temporal and inter-textual explorations of the indices of San authenticity Michael Francis (University of KwaZulu-Natal): Representation and Misrepresentation: San regional advocacy and the Global Imagery Emile Boonzaier (University of the Western Cape): The Basarwa of Botswana: What role for the anthropologist?

Grey Magaiza (University of Zimbabwe): Negotiating relevance: Identity Politics and the Role of Anthropology in Southern Africa

B5: The State, local politics and the everyday in contemporary Zimbabwe Chair: Victor Muzwidziwa (University of Zimbabwe) Jeremy Jones (University of Chicago): Nyika Yadhakwa? The Nation is Drunk: „Basic Commodities‟ and The Beer-ometer of Social Decay in Hyperinflationary Zimbabwe Mayu Hayakawa (Osaka University): The Exchanges in Current Zimbabwe JacqualineF. Mangoma, Andrew Spiegel & N. Wekwete* (University of Cape Town; *University of Zimbabwe) : The collapse of the Ngwarati wetland project in a Zimbabwean village: local level politics and its effects Clifford Mabena (University of Fort Hare): Misreading the Landscape: Hegemony and the Politics of Land Re-distribution in Southern Matabeleland, Zimbabwe

B6: Anthropologies and development Chair: Fanie Jansen van Rensburg (University of Pretoria) Robin Palmer (Rhodes University): Addressing the „Digital Divide‟ at Dwesa: The Anthropologist and the „Living Lab‟ Steve Ouma (University of the Western Cape): The Contested Well-Being: A Case of Tiomin and Residents of Kwale in Coastal Region of Kenya

Maya Leclercq (National Museum of Natural History, MNHN; Paris): The traditional knowledge and practices about the endemic herbal tea “rooibos” in South Africa: effects of the recent social dynamic on the production process Andrew Spiegel, Elizabeth Kruger, Neil Armitage, Kevin Winter, Kristy Garden, Ntobeko Dyani & Ncedo Mngqibisi (University of Cape Town): Towards managing wastewater in selected South African urban shack settlements: Lessons from applying a participatory action approach

B7: Anthropologies of gender and youth Chair: Diana Gibson (University of the Western Cape) Elaine Salo (University of Cape Town): Coconuts do not live in Townships. What is the promise of the New South Africa for working class young women in townships? Aziza Tsholofelo Modise (University of Johannesburg): Motse wa Moshana – gaetsho boipelo (The village of Moshana – my home pride): An ethnographic study of the life of Moshana women Tasnim Alli (University of Johannesburg): Light and Dark: Different views of female beauty by male and female Muslim Indians in Johannesburg Eve K, Musvosvi (University of Pretoria): MASCULINITIES UNVEILED: Expressions of Male Sexuality through Local Songs, Dances and the Everyday Speech of Rural Youths in Zimbabwe Ingrid van der Hejden (Stellenbosch University): The political practices of entrepreneurship: how a woman entrepreneur contested social constructions of women‟s work in the Dwars River Valley Ross Truscott (University of Fort Hare): Mind the gap: Towards a positionality of relatedness in gender and race research

C1: Knowledge Diversity and Power: Towards an Anthropology of Knowledge in Contemporary Southern Africa

Organiser & Chair: Lesley Green (University of Cape Town) Robert Thornton (University of the Witwatersrand): The Transmission of Knowledge in South African Traditional Healing Joshua Cohen (University of Cape Town): Medicines from the father: people, plants, and landscape in Kannaland Diana Gibson (University of the Western Cape): Between pills and plants, from N!a†xam to tuberculosis. A case study of Ju/‟hoa knowledge and practices in Tsumkwe region, Namibia Julie Laplante (University of Ontario): On Music and Medicine: Indigenous and scientific knowledge translation in Southern Africa and beyond Helen Macdonald (University of Cape Town): Rethinking the Subaltern: Situating the Subaltern Studies Project in African Anthropology Lesley Green (University of Cape Town): Knowledge Diversity, Anthropology, and the University: Towards an Anthropology of Knowledge

C2: Work, homes and livelihoods Chair: Marion Heap (University of Cape Town & University of the Western Cape) Fiona Ross (UCT): “Just working for food”: Making a Living, Making Do and Getting By Nkululeko Ndlovu (University of Fort Hare): Making the home: Material transformations and home making among low-income residents in the Eastern Cape Mpilo Mlomzale (University of Fort Hare): Alternative Livelihood Strategies in rural Eastern Cape Leslie Bank (University of Fort Hare): „City Dreams, Country Magic‟: Revisiting Monica Hunter Wilson‟s East London Research

C3: Urbanities and mobilities Organiser & Chair: Fiona Ross (University of Cape Town) Patience Mususa (University of Cape Town): Kuma yard: Perceptions of being urban and modern in a high-cost suburb on the Zambian Copperbelt Romie Vonkie Nghiulikwa (University of the Western Cape): Re-situating and shifting cultural identities in Namibia: The rural-urban migrants‟ experience in Windhoek (Babilon Informal Settlement) Shannon Morreira (University of Cape Town): Living With Uncertainty: Notes from Urban Zimbabwe James Williams (Johns Hopkins University): A lesson in learning not to ask about refugee households: The dissatisfaction and dangerousness of an ordinary anthropological object in Cape Town Jess Auerbach (University of Cape Town): “They became like little kings”: trading in a currency of suffering in Maratane Refugee Camp, Mozambique

C4: Transnational migration, internal mobilities, and the politics of belonging Chair: Owen Sichone (University of Pretoria) Hemali Joshi (University of Johannesburg): LOLLYWOOD: The experiences of recent Indian and Pakistani immigrants in Laudium Silvana Barbali (Rhodes University): Coping with Xenophobia: Senegalese migrants in Port Elizabeth

Wanka Nchangmum Ngwetoh (University of the Western Cape): The interrelationship of violence – from the transnational to the domestic. Experiences of refugee women in Cape Town Thubelihle Jamela (University of Johannesburg): Women striving for success: Experiences and coping strategies of Zimbabwean women informal cross-border traders Victor Ngonidzashe Muzvidziwa (University of Zimbabwe): Land reform, internal migration, citizenship and the politics of belonging in Zimbabwe

C5: Volunteerism in Southern Africa Organiser: Tinashe Pfigu (Stellenbosch University) Chair: Emile Boonzaier (University of the Western Cape) Christopher J. Colvin (Stellenbosch University): Emerging Forms of Volunteer Caring Labour: Community Health Workers, Communities, Clients and the State in Cape Town‟s HIV and TB Services Tinashe Pfigu (Stellenbosch University): Community policing in the Stellenbosch municipality: A comparative perspective of the nature and basis of volunteerism Thomas G. Kirsch (Goldsmiths College, University of London): Doing Good for the Nation: The Means and Ends of Volunteerism in South Africa Kees van der Waal (Stellenbosch University): Creating and Policing the „Community‟: Volunteerism for a Safe Neighbourhood in the Lanquedoc „Skiem‟ Stephne Herselman & Alex J. Lind (UNISA): „The perfect match‟: volunteerism vs exploitation in the illegal kidney transplant industry in South Africa

D1: Challenges of morality and justice Chair: Francois de Villiers (University of the Western Cape) Johanna Mugler (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle): Transnational models of crime control and local systems of justice Lea Molapo (National University of Lesotho): Democracy and Chieftainship in Lesotho Luvuyo Ntombana (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University): The Role of Xhosa Male Initiation in Moral Regeneration in South Africa

D2: Contesting Culture: the meanings of heritage Chair: Gert Maree (UNISA) Jade Jacobsohn (Rhodes University): “Keeping our culture”: the preservation of „living secrets‟ at a cultural museum on a mission in Malawi Solomzi Bovana (University of Fort Hare): Heritage, Tourism and Development Laura Miti (University of Fort Hare): New Meanings for Old Buildings – The efficacy of infusing new meanings into apartheid‟s monuments

D3: Contesting Culture: the meanings of performance Chair: Robert Thornton (University of the Witwatersrand) Patricia Henderson (University of KwaZulu-Natal): Care in the face of death (introductory chapter to a draft manuscript of the book „Touching my bones: AIDS, Intimacy and Care in Rural KwaZulu-Natal)

Michael Akuupa (UWC): Culture and identity contestations during funerals in Kavango, north-eastern Namibia Gert Maree (UNISA): Harmonising images or imagining harmony?: the case of “Umshi Wam”

D4: Environment & Conservation Chair: Anthony Humphreys (UWC) James Merron (Rhodes University): Conservation on Degraded Land: Linking Edu-tourism and Permaculture on the Baviaanskloof Fringe Andre Goodrich (North-West University): Beyond Political Ecology and the Perception of the Environment: Rethinking Environmental Anthropology Manasa Sibanda (University of Fort Hare): „Outside our Tradition‟: Contesting Power and Knowledge in the Formation of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area in Sengwe, Zimbabwe

D5: Anthropology, Teaching and the Academy Chair: Emile Boonzaier (UWC) David L Bogopa &Theodore S Petrus (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University): The Politics of Teaching, Funding and Publication in South African Anthropology: “our experiences” Rachel Ombeva (University of Johannesburg): Recipes for success: Narratives from first generation students at the University of Johannesburg Ashley Westaway (University of Fort Hare): „Intellectuals take cover in their ivory towers‟

D6: Children, youth & violence Chair: Stephne Herselman (UNISA) Heidi Sauls (University of Amsterdam): The Detained Child in South Africa: What actors determine the fate of children with regard to Correctional Services or Social Development? Bridgett Sass (University of the Western Cape): “Holiday-Inn” on lock-down: Everyday life at a high school in Cape Town Nabeel Petersen (University of the Western Cape): Seriously Playin‟: an exploration of creative methods in investigating children‟s perceptions of and understandings of violence Marcel T. Korth (University of Johannesburg): “If you‟re a bread winner, you‟re a hero”: Notions of masculinity underlying delinquency of young men in Zola, Soweto


								
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